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Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is present in human serum in the form of several isoenzymes. The two major circulating ALP isoenzymes, bone and liver, are difficult to distinguish because they are the products of a single gene and differ only by posttranslational glycosylation. Quantitative measurement of bone ALP (BAP) activity in serum can provide an index for(More)
We evaluated the EMIT Cyclosporine Assay, designed for specific quantification of cyclosporine (CsA) in whole blood. The assay was run on the Roche Cobas Mira or Cobas Mira S analyzer. Analytical recovery from both normal donor whole blood and transplant patients' samples was within 17% of the standards. Measurement of diluted out-of-range samples also(More)
A number of dibenztropone, dibenzsuberone, dibenzoxepin, and dibenzthiepin acetic acids were synthesized and tested for antiinflammatory/analgesic activity and also for their ability to inhibit rabbit lens aldose reductase (AR). It was found that the structural requirements for antiinflammatory/analgesic activity, believed to be mediated by inhibition of(More)
OBJECTIVES Enzymatic activity of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) mediates vascular inflammation in coronary heart disease (CHD). Calibration of Lp-PLA2 activity measurements using a recombinant enzyme was performed to assess intra- and inter-laboratory assay precision and accuracy in routine clinical settings. DESIGN AND METHODS Test(More)
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